Big Girl Room {Reveal}

This room. Months in the making. A labor of love. So much paint.

I love it. I'm glad it's done, but I love it.

I had a vision thanks to Pinterest and it turned out better than I could have hoped. That's not to say I didn't hit a few speed bumps along the way - the step-stool itself was painted three times before I got it right and I had a mini meltdown when I couldn't get the damn shelves level. Justin saved me and got them hung up using an actual level (duh) and humored me when I needed wanted to get my list of projects done rightthisminute.

I tried to find a "before" picture of this room but everything I had was of terrible quality. It used to be our "OU Room" with one crimson red wall and Sooner paraphernalia everywhere. It was dark and not suited for a sweet little girl. My solution was to paint everything white and light and pink. But not too pink...

A list of projects, if you dare take a trek down memory lane with me?

  • Painted the trim and doors white
  • Painted the walls Pastel China by Behr
  • Refinished the dresser (so many coats of paint...) + added new hardware
  • Painted Jenny Lind bed frame white - a steal off Craigslist!
  • Replaced the outlets, light switches and plate covers to white (instead of 1980's yellow)
  • Spray painted the ugly gold ceiling fan which is now metallic silver (and turned the blades over so the darker wood was showing)
  • Spray painted the step-stool (blue, then green, then coral...)
  • Spray painted the Ikea spice racks posing as bookshelves white
  • Spray painted black Dollar Store frames white to house the vintage paper dolls. Side note: I may or may not have a thing for spray paint now... Must. Spray. Everything.
  • Refinished the old rocking chair
  • Painted custom canvasses + played with gold leaf
  • Made "sonogram" picture
And the biggest project of all: clean out the 'effing closet. The closet was a hot mess that included boxes, wrapping paper, miscellaneous craft-like items, college textbooks, luggage and my wedding dress hanging front and center. It was our "catch-all" closet and, unfortunately, most of the crap has been moved next door to our other spare bedroom where it will stay until I get the motivation to re-do that room, too.

Any-who, back to G's room. I'm exhausted just reading that little list above. If I had to paint one more thing in order to get this space finished I was going to lose it. It paid off though, it's just so pretty now. My fave room in the house...

Picture Display 
Ainsley Quilt by Laura Ashley via Zulily
Vintage Paper Dolls c/o my mama :: Picture Frames
"Let Her Sleep" Canvas handmade by my mama (inspiration here)
Rocking Chair Seat Cushion :: Custom Pink + Gold Leaf Art (inspiration here)
Step Stool
Sonogram Picture Frame (similar here)
Coral Storage Basket
Book Shelves
Video Baby Monitor via
Lamp Shade :: End Table
Storage Ottoman (similar here)
Now, who can give me suggestions on how to transition Gracyn into this big beautiful room? I'm nervous to move her out of the crib. My goal is to have G in this room and the baby in her own nursery (and everyone sleeping through the night) by the time I go back to work in March. Fingers crossed!

Until then, I'll just sit on the floor in the middle of the room and admire my handiwork. Ha.

1 comment

  1. Love it! The pale pink color on the walls is perfect and the quilt is too cute! I think you can do the transition to the big bed just fine. My little guy did, anyways! It ended up being way easier than I was anticipating, especially after 1 week...he didn't even think about his crib anymore. Which is good, since it is about to be occupied!! :)